Transform Your Relationships Using Nonviolent Communication
Martha Lasley, MBA, helps people experience the alchemy of shifting blame and judgment into compassion and love. She offers coaching certification programs and Nonviolent Communication training at Leadership that Works. Martha is the author of…
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Dian Killian, PhD, is a certified trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication, founder and former director of the Center for Collaborative Communication, and coauthor of two books, Connecting Across Differences: A Guide to…
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How do you respond to difficult people and challenging conversations? You can create closer relationships by transforming judgment and blame into mutual understanding. Join us to find more trust, intimacy, and meaning in your relationships. Whether you’re new to Nonviolent Communication or want to deepen your practice, whether you come by yourself or with a partner, you can take a walk on the empathy labyrinth or use the dance floor process to enhance your relationships.
This program offers practical skills, including how to
- Stay self-connected during challenging conversations
- Choose from four ways of listening
- Connect to your core aliveness
- Transform habitual reactions into the language of compassion
- Connect deeply to the needs of others
- Speak from your heart.
Based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg, author of Nonviolent Communication, this program helps you transform your relationships—including the most vital relationship of all, your relationship to yourself—by practicing self-empathy, freeing yourself of negative self-talk, and asking for what you want. Learn to share your observations, free of evaluations; your feelings, free of judgment; your needs, free of strategies; and your requests, free of demands.
- Marshall Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life (Puddledancer Press; 2nd Edition)
- An interview with Marshall Rosenberg by Dian Killian, Beyond Good and Evil
- Jane Marantz Connor and Dian Killian, Connecting Across Differences: Finding Common Ground with Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime (Puddledancer Press; Second Edition)
- Martha Lasley, Facilitating with Heart: Awakening Personal Transformation and Social Change (Discover Press)
- 23.5 credits for Social Workers (SW), $20 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $565 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $860 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More